Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa)

by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 28,803 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828

This second volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with the purification, incineration and medicinal uses of various minerals (uparasa), as well as preventing faults due to misuse. It is continued in the third volume which deals with the various metals. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, chemical medicine) is a compendium of Sansk...

Evil effects of taking manas-shila, not properly purified.

Manas-shila, not properly purified, gives rise to stone disease, stricture, gleet, loss of appetite, and constipation. If properly purified, it cures all sorts of diseases.

Antidotes to the bad effects of taking impure manas-shila.

Manas-shila fails to produce any bad effect in one who takes cow’s milk with honey, for three days.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Taking of manas-shila’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory. The text includes treatments, recipes and remedies and is categorised as Rasa Shastra: an important branch of Ayurveda that specialises in medicinal/ herbal chemistry, alchemy and mineralogy, for the purpose of prolonging and preserving life.

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